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“Best Chinese in Northern Virginia” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peking Gourmet Inn

Peking Gourmet Inn
6029 Leesburg Pike (Glen Carlyn Rd.), Culmore Shopping Center, Falls Church, VA 22041
703 671 8088
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Ranked #2 of 301 Restaurants in Falls Church
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Falls Church, Virginia
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“Best Chinese in Northern Virginia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We've been here a few times now and really love it. We went on Chinese New Year and lucked out getting a table right away. The walls are covered in photos of famous people who have eaten here and after eating you know why. I had the seafood imperial and it was excellent, my wife had the New Years scallop special which was perfect, so good. Also had the lettuce wrap appetizer which was delicious and very different, could have been a little spicier but very good. The staff is excellent and very attentive and the decor is very tasteful. We had the duck last time and it is as good as the reviews say. By the time we left the line was out the door, validating our choice.

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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“I'd probably fly to DC just for a meal here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Most appointed and proper. I've indulged for dinner at PGI several times over the years during trips to this silly town full of young pretty people who think working for a politician is impressive. However, this most recent visit was at 11:30am on a Saturday. By noon, the place was as busy as it is at 8p on a Friday night. Packed. And seeing most tables occupied by Asians confirms my belief this place is legit. Plus, the service is always great.
Start with some soup, an egg roll or two, and order up some entrees. The peking duck is very good. I wonder, as every single table seems to get a duck, just how well prepared it can be under such mass production, but it never fails to disappoint. $42 is a bit absurd for a duck, they're charging for the experience.
There are other highlights on the menu. The Szechuan Beef Proper is real, and it's spectacular. Sweet and sour chicken is above average for a typical Chinese restaurant staple. Take your time and enjoy the meal. It is both proper and oh so appointed. And make reservations for crying out loud. PGI knows how to take one, and keep one.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Falls Church, Virginia, Usa
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Loved the food. Egg Rolls are excellent - Pork with Garlic sprouts was mostly garlic sprouts with a dash of pork, but you cant deny the great flavor. VERY expensive.

Visited December 2013
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Monrovia, Maryland
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Best duck we have had since leaving the UK in 98. We travelled an hour in a rainy day with our one and a half year old old grandchild in tow. It was well worth it as it was all fantastic! Strongly recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Their Peking Duck is the best ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Seriously, they make the duck onsite and sell it to other restaurants in the area, but it is best freshly made at their restaurant. The owners and staff are very personable and I always have a great time when I go there. I enjoy taking friends from out-of-town there because the food is so dependably wonderful and they treat everyone like they are special guests.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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